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vac·u·um

vacuum

 
 
pronunciation:
vae kyum
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: vacua, vacuums
definition 1: a space or container in which there is no air or from which most of the air has been removed.
Outer space and the inside of a light bulb are vacuums.
definition 2: a machine that cleans by sucking air; vacuum cleaner.
 
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part of speech: verb
inflections: vacuums, vacuuming, vacuumed
definition: to clean by means of a vacuum cleaner.
He vacuums the rug twice a week.
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